Tag: E15

RFA, Growth Energy and NCGA argue in DC Circuit Court regarding EPA E15 rulemaking

RFA, Growth Energy and NCGA argue in DC Circuit Court regarding EPA E15 rulemaking

April 13, 2021 |

In Washington, the D.C. Circuit Court heard oral arguments in American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. vs. EPA, a case in which oil refiners challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 rulemaking that paved the way for the year-round sale of E15. As intervenors in the case, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the […]

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Growth Energy urges Indiana government to veto bill that would destroy E15 demand

Growth Energy urges Indiana government to veto bill that would destroy E15 demand

April 6, 2021 |

In Washington, Growth Energy sent a letter to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb urging him to veto SB 303, legislation intended to destroy demand for E15, a fuel blend with 15 percent ethanol. “Make no mistake, SB 303 was designed to stall new competition at the fuel pump and prevent more consumers from saving three to […]

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Even Amidst Pandemic, Iowa E15 Sales Surge to New Record in 2020

Even Amidst Pandemic, Iowa E15 Sales Surge to New Record in 2020

April 4, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., sales of E15 jumped 24% and set a new record in Iowa in 2020, despite the pandemic-related drop in overall fuel consumption, according to data released this week by the Iowa Department of Revenue. Meanwhile, E15 and E85 flex fuel data from two other states show that 2020 sales volumes generally held […]

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Sens. Klobuchar and Ernst reintroduce E15 infrastructure grants bill

Sens. Klobuchar and Ernst reintroduce E15 infrastructure grants bill

February 9, 2021 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to create a renewable fuel infrastructure grant program and streamline regulatory requirements to help fuel retailers sell higher blends of ethanol. The Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Investment and Market Expansion Act would authorize $500 million over 5 years for infrastructure grants for […]

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CountryMark, Ceres Solutions and USDA Bring E15 to Rensselaer

CountryMark, Ceres Solutions and USDA Bring E15 to Rensselaer

December 27, 2020 |

In Indiana, Newtown County Enterprise reports that Jasper County will soon have its first E15 fueling station thanks to efforts from two farmer-owned cooperatives and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ceres Solutions owns the CountryMark-branded station in Rensselaer, Indiana, where the new fuel will be made available later this year. “As we all look to […]

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RFA analysis shows nearly all new 2021 vehicles ok for E15 but fewer FFVs

RFA analysis shows nearly all new 2021 vehicles ok for E15 but fewer FFVs

December 1, 2020 |

In Washington, an annual analysis of vehicle owner’s manuals and warranty statements by the Renewable Fuels Association reveals that while nearly all new 2021 automobiles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use E15 gasoline, far fewer models are being offered as flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) capable of operating on fuel blends containing up to […]

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Ontario heads for E15 to help local ethanol producers

Ontario heads for E15 to help local ethanol producers

November 30, 2020 |

In Canada, the Ontario government is making gasoline that drivers use every day cleaner by becoming the first province to require fuel suppliers to increase the amount of renewable content in regular-grade gasoline to 15 per cent. This change is expected to result in an annual reduction of up to one megaton of greenhouse gas […]

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Minnesota Governor’s Council on Biofuels suggests E15, LCFS and more

Minnesota Governor’s Council on Biofuels suggests E15, LCFS and more

November 3, 2020 |

In Minnesota, Governor’s Council on Biofuels has given Gov. Tim Walz its consensus report on the steps needed to grow Minnesota’s biofuels industry and get the state back on track to meet renewable energy goals. Walz charged the 15-member council to recommend policies to accelerate achievement of Minnesota’s biofuels and greenhouse gas reduction goals. The […]

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EPA considering changing E15 labeling policy ahead of election

EPA considering changing E15 labeling policy ahead of election

October 27, 2020 |

In Washington, in a nod to the biofuel’s industry’s concerns over current E15 labels deterring customers from choosing the fuel at the pump, Reuters reports the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to change the labels that currently warn of potential engine damage. With the presidential election just a week away and President Trump having a […]

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California to trial E15 together with NCGA, CARB and University California at Riverside

California to trial E15 together with NCGA, CARB and University California at Riverside

October 22, 2020 |

In California, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with state corn organizations, ethanol partners and the auto industry, are working with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to conduct vehicle testing at the University of California at Riverside (UCR). E15 in the California market is important to growing ethanol demand. CARB is a part of the California […]

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